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Stock car racer Steve Newman killed at Mildenhall Stadium

Category: England

Published: 17th Jun 2012 13:03:28

A stock car racer has been killed in a crash at the Mildenhall Stadium.

Steve Newman, from Spalding in Lincolnshire, was taking part in the Saloon Stock Car British Championship final at the track at West Row, Suffolk, on Saturday evening.

The crash happened in the early stages of the 25-lap race, in which 32 cars were taking part.

The meeting, which is run by RDC Promotions and was due to last all weekend, was abandoned as a result.

The promoters said Mr Newman's car hit the central reservation and led to a mulitple pile-up.

Ambulance crews said the driver died at the scene.

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